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First modeling portfolio picture of a Tampa model on Tampa Bay Modeling. All portfolio photographs, unless otherwise noted, by C. A. Passinault, lead photographer for Aurora PhotoArts Tampa Photography and Design, as well as Director of Tampa Bay Modeling. C. A. Passinault is a top photographer, as well as a modeling expert.Second model photograph on Tampa Bay Modeling. Click on the image for an anecdote of the modeling shoot which produced this picture.In this third picture, you can see why the Tampa Bay area is one of the best in the world for modeling portfolio development work. Photograph by Tampa photographer C. A. Passinault.Image four of our online portfolio of another Tampa model. This photograph, if we are not mistaken, was taken on location in the Tampa Bay area. The best modeling portfolio photographs are location shots.This is another great picture. This is the fifth model photograph on Tampa Bay Modeling. Pictures featured in our thumbnail array may not be the same as those of models which are in our featured model section, but often, they are one and the same.Unmatched in any Florida modeling market. The quality of this image is excellent! Photograph by C. A. Passinault, our resident photographer and modeling expert.Another top Tampa model gets their look on. The best models can obtain a wide range of looks, as you can see when you look at other pictures of this model!Is it any wonder why more and more companies and art directors are booking independent models without going through an agency? Proof that you can be a professional model, with a lucrative career, without being dependent upon an agency to find and book modeling jobs!Another awesome photograph of a Tampa model by modeling photographer C. A. Passinault, lead photographer Aurora PhotoArts, and director of Tampa Bay Modeling.For modeling portfolio work in the Tampa Bay area, nothing beats location work. Studio photography is not nearly as cost effective, or appropriate, for modeling portfolio work.Keep in mind that this picture, for a modeling portfolio, was taken by a qualified modeling portfolio photographer, C. A. Passinault, for a specialized, professional market, which is modeling. A wedding photographer or a portrait studio will not be able to give models what they need for an effective modeling portfolio, as you have to know what you are doing!This is the 12th picture in our Tampa Bay Modeling online portfolio. Yet another Tampa model shows a marketable look in their portfolio. The best models are capable of the most looks, and are not locked into a single look!Agency model or independent model? It doesnt matter, anymore, especially in Tampa Bay. Professional models like this one can be booked without going through an agency, saving both the model and the job agency fees.Modeling portfolios need at least six looks, and by looks, we mean different looks. A composite cards needs at least five, on average, with a headshot on the front, and four different looks on the back of the comp card. This Tampa model is demonstrating a marketable look right now, in this photography. Picture by C. A. Passinault.

Tampa modeling photography shootout issues and scams 1. Tampa modeling photography shootout issues and scamsRecounting history about a war with a group of Tampa photographers which was fought long ago and won, a new war begins to fight amateur shootout events and ignorance in the Tampa Bay modeling industry. Tampa Bay Modeling prepares to set the standard with a series of professional modeling and photography shootout events and workshops; our Tampa Shootouts.
Online education campaign 1a. Online education campaign
Shootout events 1b. Shootout events
Tampa Photography Society professional photography association 1c. Tampa Bay Photography Society Association
History: The Tampa Photography War 2003-2004 1d. History: The Tampa Photography War 2003-2004

The “model coach” and his May 2011 shootout 2. The “model coach” and his May 2011 shootout
Being invited and intentions. How lying = scam 2a. Being invited and intentions. How lying = scam
Amateurs pretending to be professional 2b. Amateurs pretending to be professional
Coaching, the “agent”, composition, and posing 2c. Coaching, the “agent”, composition, and posing
Children with a loaded gun 2d. Children with a loaded gun
Mean amateurs and the backlash against them 2e. Mean amateurs and the backlash against them


By C. A. Passinault, Director of Tampa Bay Modeling


Any photographer who tries to get new models to do high-risk work, such as boudoir, modeling in risque bikinis and swimwear, modeling in lingerie, and who makes them pose provocatively does not know what they are doing, and should be avoided (Either that, or they do know what they are doing and are purposely trying to exploit and take advantage of the model). They will cripple the marketability of the models whom they work with!
During this amateur shootout event, the new models were doing this kind of work with a group of amateur photographers who were making obvious mistakes.
Photography is permanent, and when you photograph models, or people, you are dealing with their likeness, which is valuable. Pictures are forever, and they cannot be undone. Once pictures are on the Internet, regardless of how they are protected, no one has any control over them, or how they will be used.
This is why photography and modeling needs to be taken very seriously.
Sure, high-risk modeling work and photography are a legitimate part of the industry, but they are for professionals only! Amateurs have no business attempting such work because it can cripple their career! If you are new and don’t know what you are doing, don’t even try it.
Watching those amateur models and photographers work at that shootout event, they reminded me of children playing with loaded guns. It’s dangerous because they do not know what they are doing, cannot comprehend the risks, and people can get hurt.
Well, I’m pretty sure that some of them did hurt their, ahem, "careers", especially the ones who were rude to me without checking out the facts. Ahem..... Take the two-month model, the friend of the new photographer, who was rude to me. She wrote on her freebie social media/ portfolio networking site profile "My name is xxxxx. I am passionate about the modeling/acting idustry. I truly believe a photo can say a thousand words and I love to be photographed because that is when I feel I can express myself and where I can feel confident. I have some experience and am looking to get a whole lot more. I want to break through in this industry (like everyone else) but I love the competition. I would love to collaborate with some amazing artists out there!". Well, you know what? You need to research people before you piss them off. The good thing about all of this is that I cut through the usual B.S., because she didn't know who I was (If she had, she would have be fake with me, and would have kissed my ass because she would be hoping that I would work with her), and I saw her true character. She has an attitude, and I do not see her as a professional, nor do I ever see her "breaking through" in MY INDUSTRY! I will never work with her, she will never be featured on any of my modeling resource sites (all of which are at the very top of anything to do with modeling in the Tampa Bay market in search engine results - I have more power than the agencies do at this point to make or break the career of any model), and I will never consider her for any of my modeling jobs. As far as I'm concerned, she's done. She will never be able to compete with real professional models who are my clients, and who invest in professional portfolios and marketing tools from my company. Go ahead, "model", you continue working with amateur photographers, and see where that gets your career (and even if you actually go out and invest in a professional modeling portfolio from a qualified professional modeling portfolio photographer, DON'T CALL ME, as there isn't enough money in the world to inspire me to help you, and good luck finding a photographer, especially in this market, who can do what I can do! There are only three others, and none of them own my modeling sites, or have all my connections and resources. You see, I'm in the position to be picky, even when money is involved. You need me a lot more than I need you, no matter how much that you want to pay me. Also, I'm at the point in my career where I can turn down working with the best models, and I don't work with anyone who is ethically questionable, or who is associated with anyone of questionable character. It's not enough to be a good model; you have to be smart, and you have to have professional integrity. I cannot stand models who compromise, like the model who was promoting the shootout event on her Facebook profile. I only work with the best, and I've earned that right. I also do not compromise). GOOD LUCK! You've already made a career-killing mistake by the way that you behaved around me, because of all of the photographers and modeling industry professionals in this market, I'm the one who could have helped you the most. You are going to find that out, too. The professional models, the ones with all of the experience and contacts, are smart enough to behave appropriately around me. When an amateur model is rude to me, and they piss me off, they are done; the cool thing is that I don't have to go out of my way to do anything to them, either, and I don't. I simply refuse to work with them now, tomorrow, and I-don't-care-how-many-years-it-is in the future. There are models who pissed me off over ten years ago who I still refuse to work with, and most of them are not even in the industry anymore (with the average shelf life of a model only being a few years, anyway, I can wait. They cannot). I really do not hold grudges, nor am I vindictive, but I remember. With so many other professional models out there, too, I limit my risks, and I can be picky

NEXT: Mean amateurs and the backlash against them.


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